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Is Motrin Better Than Advil
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Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...Read more
Same med: Since they are the same drug (just different brand names), max dosing is to be watched. 800 mg every 6-8 hours is max for a full sized adult. ...Read more
Yes, long term: The long term effects on the kidneys is harmful. ...Read more
Ibuprofen: Advil and Motrin are actually different brand names of the same medicine, a NSAID. Generally, ibuprofen should not be taken in lesser than 4-6 hour intervals and the total dose should not be more than 2400mg per day. Excess or long term use can result in stomach and kidney problems. ...Read more
Take only one:
Take only one pill. You may take the second pill no sooner than 4 hours, if the headache persists.
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Similar: Meclomen (meclofenamate) is considered a nonsteroidal medication which is the type of medication that both advil and Motrin are. They all have similar side effects including possible heart problems, GI irritation including gastritis and ulcers and potential kidney disease. These are the more severe potential risks. ...Read more
Use at same time: Both meds can be given at the same time- no need to wait hours to give each med. ...Read more
How fast is celebrex (celecoxib) works? For acute pain, is it better to take celebrex (celecoxib) vs. Advil vs. Motrin?
I've taken 2000 mg of motrin and 10 x 81 mg of advil (ibuprofen). When should I feel side effects and what would they be?
Can't answer: Not allowed to answer personal medical questions like that on health tap. Call poison control center in your area. ...Read more
Warm compress: Moist heat or warm compress will help. Thank you. ...Read more
What can I take for a headache when I can't take any over-the-counter motrin or advil (ibuprofen)?
I am having episodes of facial pain and not sure if sinus. Should I try motrin and Advil (ibuprofen) first?
See your PCP first: Your primary care provider can help you determine diagnosis, treatment or when it’s best to see a specialist and which specialist to see. Your PCP will review your request and, if needed, refer you directly to a specialist or labs without an office visit. Take care. ...Read more
I just got braces and the pain is very intense and Advil (ibuprofen) and Motrin aren't doing the trick. What should I do?
BraceYourselfForThis: Call your dentist and ask for something stronger to get you through the next 2 or 3 days, with a little extra just in case. Sometimes they've been tightened too much and have to be loosened a little, but not often. If they give you a problem on the phone, go to the office and insist you need help. Cry if you have to. Just don't be aggressive or pushy, just insistent. I'm sure they'll oblige you. ...Read more
Hi I have fever with severe caugh and cold. My fever is like 101. I am taking Advil (ibuprofen) and Motrin. Is that ok? Which medicine I can for my caugh?
I've gotten braces 3 days ago and the pain is very severe. I've tried Advil (ibuprofen) and Motrin, even orajel and none work for me. What can I use to ease the pain?
I gave a 3 yr old 7ml of motrin at 10pm and he's asleep but extremely hot so I was thinking to give him advil (ibuprofen) instead. Is this okay to do now?
I just got a abortion and the doctors give me droxycycline hyclate for infections. If I take Advil (ibuprofen), motrin ect. Will they interfere with each other?
No: That is perfectly fine to take. No interaction. ...Read more
I take celebrex (celecoxib) with no problem. When I take aleve, advil, motrin, I break out in hives. Aren't they all nsaids? Am I alergic?
Hives from ibuprofen. Have read that this allergy is specific to just that one nsaid. All I see at stores are motrin, advil. What nsaid can I take?
How can I speed up the recovering of wrist and/or finger injury? Does daily motrin or Advil (ibuprofen) help healing?
P.R.I.C.E.: Protect, rest, ice, compress, elevate. Ibuprofen (motrin, advil) can reduce inflammation, thus reduce swelling and improve healing. Make sure you give it time to heal, avoid activities that cause pain. Pain is a defense mechanism, don't ignore it. It you repeatedly injury or re-injure it the healing time will be prolonged. ...Read more
I have arthitis in the neck, knees, and elbows. Which is better advil, (ibuprofen) motrin, or alieve. What woud be the recommended dosage?
Advil (ibuprofen) and Motrin R: The same. They r both ibuprofen. Aleve (naproxen) is Naproxen sodium. Nsaids are all about the same, but some seem to work better for one person than another. Try what u like; use the dose listed on the bottle. I see that I have GI problems, so b sure to continue on those meds. Take nsaids with food. Take care. ...Read more
Do Advil (ibuprofen) and motrin work as bursitis treatment, or would one usually have to get prescription meds from his doctor?
They may: If you take twice the over the counter dose they may work- that is almost the same as the prescription dose. Ice helps as well. ...Read more